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A WEEKEND IN BEAUTIFUL CORNWALL

As lockdown restrictions began to lift, I was still in the thick of having to run my entire dance school online with no light at the end of the tunnel. There was a midway point where I definitely had Zoom … Continue reading

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HELLO AUGUST 2020

FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH 1. More relaxation of Lockdown rules which enabled us to go out more & see more people 2. Going back to one of my favourite restaurants in my home town ‘Harveys’  3. Lots of … Continue reading

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WHATS HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD WEEK 17

AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS DAY 112 – MONNDAY 13TH JULY As most lockdown restrictions are being lifted, this is going to be my last week of writing my lockdown diary. I’m so glad I started it … Continue reading

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BUYING CLOTHES IN YOUR 40’S

On my 40th birthday I had a fabulous figure and wore a stunning dress to my party. In the 5 years that came after my 40th without realising it, the weight kept creeping on year by year. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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WHATS HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD WEEK 16

AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS DAY 105- MONDAY 6TH JULY I drove over to my studios for the first time today to see that everything was ok and what will need doing on our return. It felt … Continue reading

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SMALL CHANGES THAT CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER

Once I reached 40 I was determined to make some permanent changes in my life! Suddenly at 40 you feel like you should be a ‘real grown up’ and certain things you may have done or put up with in … Continue reading

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PERMANENT CHANGES I NEED TO MAKE FOR THE BETTER AFTER LOCKDOWN

It has certainly been a strange past few months for everyone! Covid has brought with it heartache, stress, worry, loneliness, financial hardship and many other repercussions that will materialize over the next few weeks and months. But people never fail … Continue reading

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WHATS HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD WEEK 15

AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS DAY 98- MONDAY 29TH JUNE I’ve decided I’m going to carry on this Lockdown diary for another couple of weeks then stop when I finish work for my summer break. I’m so … Continue reading

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HELLO JULY 2020

FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH 1. Lots of evenings in our new Lay z spa 2. More freedom to see family & friends 3. Glorious weather after a very wet start to the month 4. Family time family time … Continue reading

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WEEK 14 – WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

DAY 92 – MONDAY 22ND JUNEAfter a gorgeous weekend, I’ve spent the day pottering in the garden which I’m really enjoying at the moment. I then went to one of my close friends houses for a socially distanced drink in … Continue reading

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MY BEST LIFE ADVICE

I love podcasts whilst I’m driving and I’ve recently discovered Grazia Life Advice podcast which interviews women with something to say and asks them to pass on the best 6 pieces of advice they’ve had and the one worst piece. … Continue reading

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WEEK 13 – WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

DAY 85 – MONDAY 15TH JUNEToday is my parents 52nd Wedding Anniversary so I’ve had an afternoon tea delivered to them which they loved. We’re going to pop round for a BBQ later on which will be lovely!!The weather has … Continue reading

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WHAT I’VE LEARNT IN LOCKDOWN 2020

I’m good at boosting people up when they’re low I’m a good listener Family time is beyond precious Some changes in lockdown have been for the better and I’ll be sticking to them Just how important it is not to … Continue reading

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WEEK 12 – WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

DAY 78 – MONDAY 8TH JUNEA few more restrictions lifted this week but it’s still very confusing. The weather is awful too which is making people feel a bit flat. On a plus note today I organised another lovely workshop … Continue reading

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WEEK 11 – WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

DAY 71 – MONDAY 1ST JUNEJune, how on earth did that happen?Another lovely sunny day! Belle & Max were back on with their school work today and got on with it really well. Max panicked a bit when he opened … Continue reading

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HELLO JUNE 2020

Two months in lockdown and although it’s a horrendous time for so many people I am definitely taking a lot of positives from it too. Learning new skills, family time and a slower pace of life definitely has huge benefits … Continue reading

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WEEK 10 – WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

DAY 64 – MONDAY 25TH MAYBank Holiday Monday & the weather has been glorious! I’ve has such a lovely day and it’s been one of the best ‘Lockdown’ days!Sunshine, a socially distanced BBQ, 2 amazing workshops for my students and … Continue reading

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MY LIFE IN BEAUTY

FIRST MAKEUP & BEAUTY REGIMESI started wearing makeup in my early teens (although as a dancer I’d worn it from a very young age on stage) and I remember the very first lipstick I had was Autumn Shimmer by Rimmel. … Continue reading

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WEEK 9 – WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

DAY 58 – MONDAY 18TH MAYIsabelle & Max have both been great at getting on with their work today & I’m really proud of them both.I popped around to one of my best friends house to drop her birthday present … Continue reading

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WEEK 8 – WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

DAY 51 – MONDAY 11TH MAYMyself & what seems like everyone I know felt a bit flat today! I think we were expecting last nights speech to be a bit clearer and we’ve all woken up more confused than ever. … Continue reading

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MAKE EACH DAY COUNT

If the time during the Covid 19 lockdown is teaching me anything it is to ‘Live in the present and make each day count’. These are difficult and unprecedented times but there is also a lot of good to come … Continue reading

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WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? – WEEK 7 IN ISOLATION

DAY 44 – MONDAY 4TH MAYWeek 7, wow! How did we get here already? There’s so many different stories flying around about lockdown being lifted and how we’re going to deal with going back to normal when it does, but … Continue reading

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WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? – WEEK 6 IN ISOLATION

DAY 37 – MONDAY 27TH APRILSo week 6 began with a morning Jo Wicks workout. We Facetime with my brother and his family each day and do the workout together which a nice way of contacting daily and keeps us … Continue reading

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HELLO MAY 2020

FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH A lovely two days in London with Isabelle to see Waitress the musical – CANCELLED Drinks at The Shard – CANCELLED Dinner at The Ivy – CANCELLED Tony’s birthday – CANCELLED Dinner at Tattu … Continue reading

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WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS – WEEK 5

DAY 30 – MONDAY 20TH APRILAnother Monday and the start of another week in isolation! Today the kids school work re commenced much to their annoyance but I’m glad as it brings some structure back into their lives.Not a bad … Continue reading

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WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS – WEEK 4

DAY 23 – MONDAY 13TH APRILEaster Monday & I’ve had quite a relaxing day today. The weather’s been a bit cooler so I’ve got lots of jobs around the house done. We were going to have a BBQ but it’s … Continue reading

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WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS – WEEK 3

DAY 16- MONDAY 6TH APRIL Bad news this morning as our Prime Minister Boris Johnson is taken into intensive care as his Coronavirus worsens proving it affects absolutely anyone. So why are people still ignoring the warnings and going out?? … Continue reading

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MY LIST OF EVERYTHING

MY CAN’T MISS PODCASTI’m loving podcasts at the moment and I’m currently enjoying Giovanna Fletchers ‘Happy Baby Happy Mum’, Ferne Cottons ‘Happy’ & Frankie Bridges ‘…….. MY CAN’T MISS TV PROGRAMMEI’m a bit of a TV geek and I have … Continue reading

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WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS – WEEK 2

WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS – WEEK 2 DAY 8 – SATURDAY 28TH MARCH A small lie in did us all the world of good today. I let the kids just get … Continue reading

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HELLO APRIL 2020

HELLO APRIL 2020 Spring & Easter is my favourite time of year and I’ve been so excited for some better weather, lighter evening, a few blissful days off work, family time and all the new beginnings Spring brings. I’m feeling … Continue reading

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